Home-Start Butser

Give Families Hope

Poor parental mental health often leads to poor life chances for their children especially when exacerbated by poverty and social isolation. Our project improves families' mental health and facilitates better parenting bringing life-changing results to all members of the family.

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It ran from 12:00 PM, 27 November 2018 to 12:00 PM, 4 December 2018

Registered Charity in England and Wales (1140692)

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Home-Start Butser supports families with young children going through a crisis. Each year the numbers referred to us with identified mental health issues are increasing and over 50% of the parents identify with mental health issues such as depression, PND, anxiety, PTSD and bipolar disorder. These factors are strongly linked to other problems such as abuse, neglect, social isolation which in turn leads to anxiety, behavioural problems and poor long-term outcomes for their children.


Trained, local volunteers with parenting experience offer weekly, non-judgmental support. The project aims to give practical help to address a range of issues relating to parents’ mental health, including: Physical barriers - getting there on time, childcare, transport Emotional barriers - lack of confidence, anxiety Environmental barriers - chaotic lifestyles Stigma attached to mental health Lack of awareness of services available Volunteers are trained and supervised regularly